As Ramadan winds down this week, some Muslim food bloggers and dietitians are approaching the holy month of fasting with physical and mental health in mind. Maryam Jillani shares some of their insights, some tailored to young Muslims with busy routines. Sarah Zaheer Shah,…

Vitamin A deficiency affects almost half of under-5s in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but distribution has reached a 6-year low, UNICEF has reported.

The sky-high anemia rates revealed by Sierra Leone’s 2013 national survey came as little surprise, but they did reveal that tackling iron deficiency was the wrong battle, writes Andrew Green. Only around 4% of anemia cases in children were caused by iron deficiency, and…

Vitamin A deficiency is still a considerable contributor to preventable child blindness and maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. One possible solution? Biofortified staple crops.  

Nestlé’s baby formula products are lacking, well, a formula, according to an investigation into the infant milk megabrand that found inconsistencies in its products, and called on Nestlé to review its range ensure its science is up to date.

Chile is looking to regulate its way out of an obesity epidemic that plagues countries rich and poor, bringing an estimated 4 million premature deaths per year globally.The country of 18 million is upending its food culture with sweeping marketing and labelling restrictions…

Robust school meal programs across Africa are key to reducing hunger’s stranglehold on development, writes Daniel Balaban, director for World Food Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger.For African countries, undernutrition’s toll can top 16.5% of GDP. A study of…

Alzheimer’s slow onset makes the devastating disease hard to track until it’s too late—but a spate of studies suggest diabetes and high blood sugar levels hint at a source.

A course-change is needed to tackle persistent nutrition challenges slowing progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2017. The annual round-up says fixing world nutrition is central to reaching development goals, from…

Diminished learning capacity caused by stunting—undernutrition and lack of growth during the first 2 years of life—may not be irreversible, according to a new anthropological study. Following children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam over 15 years, Boston University…